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The Resource The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien ; translated by Adriana Hunter

The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien ; translated by Adriana Hunter

Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir
Title
The only girl in the world
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Maude Julien ; translated by Adriana Hunter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor -- raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbade as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity. By turns horrifying and magical, The Only Girl in the World is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578580
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Julien, Maude
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Julien, Maude
  • Abused children
  • Psychologically abused children
  • Adult child abuse victims' writings
  • Psychological torture
Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien ; translated by Adriana Hunter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780316466622
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005092888
  • on1005092888
  • OCoLC
Label
The only girl in the world : a memoir, Maude Julien ; translated by Adriana Hunter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780316466622
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005092888
  • on1005092888
  • OCoLC

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